CAYMAN GOES TO THE POLLS ON APRIL 14th
The General election in the Cayman Islands will now be held on April 14th instead of May 26th.
This is confirmed in a statement issued by the Governor’s Office this afternoon.
The full statement from HE Governor Martyn Roper reads:
“At the request of, and in consultation with the Premier, I will be issuing a proclamation on Sunday 14 February 2021 dissolving the Parliament, in accordance with Section 84(2) of the Cayman Islands Constitution.
I will, by proclamation, set Wednesday 14 April 2021 as the date for the next General Election, replacing the May General Election date, as the Constitution sets out a maximum of two months between the dissolution of the Parliament and a General Election. This date ensures that no newly registered, eligible voters are disenfranchised,” the statement said.
Returning Officers will be issued Writs setting Nominations day as Monday 1 March 2021.
Governor Roper said, “This date, just over two weeks from the dissolution of the Parliament allows time for potential candidates to prepare.”
He also states that he has been assured by the Supervisor of Elections that the Elections Office will be able to deliver a smooth, fair, and transparent General Election on this new date.
“Cayman Islands General Elections have historically had excellent voter turnout, and I encourage all voters to exercise their democratic right and vote in the 14 April 2021 General Election,” Governor Roper added.